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Matt Bauer ’10
I worked on a number of different research projects during the course of my undergraduate studies. The biggest research project I was involved in was working with Dr. Xizhong Zheng, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, on the computability of real functions.
We introduced a new class of functions that can be computed with less effective error bounds. The project began last year, and myself and Dr. Zheng would meet once a week to discuss material from a book he gave me to read. At this point, our working together was not associated with any class, and I am very grateful that Dr. Zheng was willing to work with me on a purely volunteer basis. After this, we continued our research in a one-year Capstone project. Dr. Zheng was very patient in working with me and explaining difficult ideas.
Working with faculty has been my most valuable experience here at Arcadia. It has allowed me to develop closer bonds with my professors and to extend my knowledge far beyond what I learned in the classroom. My project with Dr. Zheng also lead to a joint publication that I now had opportunity to present at the 10th annual Computability and Complexity in Analysis conference in China. This experience gave me a tremendous advantage when applying to graduate schools, and I received a scholarship to attend Villanova University.